Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Suspect 16GB USB flash drives listed by US seller on ebay

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carterunlimitedproUS registered ebay seller carterunlimited pro has listed 25 of these suspect 16GB USB flash drives. We think this seller has been shopping in fakeflashland.

This looks as though it is one of the most common and longest standing fake capacity flash drives sold. The fakes are supplied by fraudulent wholesalers in the far east and inevitably cause data loss. The seller may not be aware of the fake capacity problem. Looking at the properties is not enough – sellers need to test their drives with h2tesw. We suggest that bidders ask the seller to do this.

If you bought a flash drive on ebay, whoever the seller was, we strongly suggest that you test with h2testw otherwise you are at risk of file loss.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 14, 2009 at 7:51 PM

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  1. You are right zeroblue – I bought 10 fakes. 3 of them seemed to be counterfeit or reprogrammed Kingston, 2 were from sellers trying to set up as “own brand” sellers who got defrauded by their suppliers (in China – where else?) and the other 5 were generic drives with the famous shiny sticker!

    Beware folks – if you see stickers of any sort on a flash drive you can be pretty sure it is fake!

    Hugh

    June 15, 2009 at 8:48 PM

  2. anything with a sticker like that is a fake i should know i have 3 of them. @#&^%$!

    zeroblue

    June 15, 2009 at 4:06 AM


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